Best Cure For Pasty Vent?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by riverpilot69, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. riverpilot69

    riverpilot69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed here lately that I have some hens with pasty vents. I was also wondering what is the best and quickest cure for this issue?
    Thanks.
     
  2. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might need more Info for others to chime in.


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Here is a list of questions to help figure out the problem. Good Luck.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.).[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2) What is the behavior, exactly.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]11) Describe the housing/bedding in use.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]12) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.[/FONT]
     
  3. curiositykt

    curiositykt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a few attempts, I decided the easiest was just to put the chick in a shallow bowl of warm water and massage until it cleared up. then dry the chick and put it back in the brooder. Lots of people say to use a hair dryer, but I didn't. I did have to do this every day for 3 days (seemingly every other poop) but it did clear up around day 3. I also gave them yogurt.
     
  4. riverpilot69

    riverpilot69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try some yogurt. The hens are 14 months old. I use Bragg's in their water and they seem fine other than looking like the ran out of toilet paper. This has just recently started and 3 out of 12 has this issue. What brand of yogurt do you suggest?
     
  5. curiositykt

    curiositykt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the generic greek plain yogurt I eat, mostly because it's what was in the house, but so long as it's low in sugar and has live cultures it should be good.
     

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